The newly launched Made of Millions provides a digital hub for the mental health community
Designed by those with mental health conditions, for the mental health community, the newly redesigned platform focuses on providing accessible video content to those in need.
- 19 March 2020
- Jyni Ong
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- 2 minutes
Arguably, our mental health is more important than ever right now. Every year, millions of people around the world are diagnosed with a mental health condition. Spanning people of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and genders, mental health affects us all at a multitude of scales. And it’s for this reason that Made of Millions exists. A digital hub for the mental health community, the all-inclusive non-profit resource aims to support those in pain.
Utilising art, media and digital technology to transform how the world perceives mental health, the platform has recently relaunched with a new design by its in-house team. “Designed by sufferers for sufferers,” the site’s UX, UI and content is built upon design insights to produce an “accessible, stigma-free educational and advocacy resource.” The platform’s primary feature places a meaningful emphasis on video. Available for free online and also on Instagram, YouTube, Twitch and Crowdcast, Made of Millions is offering itself up as a safe haven for over 33 disorders, specifically serving the most confused and vulnerable during these tough times.
The launch of the new and improved Made of Millions coincides with the formation of a new medical advisory board, assembled to represent marginalised communities and perspectives. Through the array of free, live-streamed content, Made of Millions hopes to bring informative conversations straight to your doorstep, picking the brains of leading advocates, experts, educators and cultural commentators to shed light on the discussions at hand.
“The sooner mental health leaders start working together, the faster we can alleviate suffering,” Anastasia Kuznetsova, the organisation’s co-founder said in a statement. Lauren O’Shaughnessy, another co-founder reiterates: “After four years in the mental health space, we realised the community lacks a singular educational hub. What we hope to create with our live schedule, is a compilation point for the mental health community where people can host, watch and contribute to programming that covers a wide range of topics and experiences, not just those we’re used to hearing about.”
About the Author
Jyni became a staff writer in March 2019 having previously joined the team as an editorial assistant in August 2018. She graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a degree in Communication Design in 2017 and her previous roles include Glasgow Women’s Library designer in residence and The Glasgow School of Art’s Graduate Illustrator.